If you ever considered attending Burning Man, but didn’t find a week in the desert appealing, now you only have to endure Washington, DC.
The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery has a large-scale, participatory work from the desert gathering. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.
Just don’t try getting it past the TSA!
Order online instead.
Would you bet $50 you could drive across the country in less than 3 months in this?
July was the hottest month ever recorded in Burlington, Vermont, according to records from the local office of the National Weather Service.
And you know the warnings against leaving pets and children in the car, no matter how briefly you’ll be away.
Apparently, the warning is just as applicable for the parabolic mirror you plan on converting into the best solar oven ever.
The Yo Home Sperm Test, introduced in April 2017, bills itself as, essentially, a sperm microscope for smartphones. First, the guy collects his sample, then there is a 10 minute wait in the process.
And there’s sperm trivia challenge on the phone while you wait.
And they have videos!
More on the subject from the NYT.
A $180.00 steak sandwich speaks for itself (or should for that kind of $$$!).
But hey, it’s served in a small wooden box, tied up with a ribbon and stamped with the establishment’s logo, the head of a louche-looking steer with a cigarette dangling from its mouth.
These are great on top of a salad, stirred into soup (move over croutons!) or straight out of the package.
The origins of the Old Farts Club can be traced to the mid-1990s, when Smith and his daughters would meet at the nearby Bristol Bakery for morning coffees. By 2000, several Bristol Rotarians joined in, growing the group to around eight members.
Membership in the Old Farts Club can be an ephemeral thing, given the fragile stage of life that most of its members have reached. But if members may come, go, and sometimes slow down a bit, the club itself shows no signs of going anywhere.
“I’ll have them for as long as they come here,” Chamberlin said. “It’s town history. Just to have them as part of Cubbers is an honor.”
Each day, Chamberlin opens his doors to the Old Farts hours before the restaurant’s official opening at 11 a.m. But, he explained, his accommodation is only a small way of repaying the esteemed group, whose members who have contributed to the community in many ways, include retired teachers, postal workers and firefighters.
“All of those guys did their service,” he said. “What’s a cup of coffee?”
An unusual transplant may revive tissues thought to be hopelessly damaged, including the heart and brain.
WeWork provides shared workspaces, technology startup subculture communities, and services for entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, small businesses and large enterprises.
Interestingly, there’s no mention on the company Web site, blog, or PR page.
Mercury Retrograde starts 27 July and goes direct 19 Aug.
It came in through the kitchen window.
POWNAL — A quest for a midnight snack led to a close encounter with wildlife for one Roizin Road resident Monday.
If you’re visiting and encounter a bear please complete a Vermont Fish & Wildlife report.
Report all bear conflicts to Vermont Fish & Wildlife using the following link: https://anrweb.vt.gov/FWD/FW/WildlifeBearReport.aspx
It’s another Patch Tuesday week with Apple joining Microsoft and Adobe in issuing security updates.
Pain Reduction Tip: Keep a current image handy as it’s much easier and more certain to restore your system if you encounter a bad patch than attempting to back it out/uninstall it. And be especially mindful with Windows 10 and Office 365 automatic updates.
Adobe Releases Security Updates
Adobe Acrobat and Reader, Adobe Connect, and Adobe Experience Manager. And of course, as always, the not to be gone soon enough Adobe Flash Player.
See Krebs on Security for a full overview and recurring admonition to ditch Flash.
I just remembered that once, log ago and far away (mid-1980s), I had an NEC PC-8201 (Radio Shack marketed it as the Tandy 100), quite possibly the first “laptop” computer.
Announced: March 1983
Price: US $599 w/ 8K RAM
Weight: 3.8 lbs.
CPU: 80C85, 2.4MHz
RAM: 8K, 32K max.
Ports: RS-232, parallel port, bar code reader, 300 baud modem
Display: 40 X 8 character LCD display
Power: 4 ‘AA’ batteries or external 9vdc power supply
Storage: audio cassette in/out
OS: Microsoft BASIC v1.1 in ROM
I even stumbled across an active project site devoted to it.
I’d take it with me on walks, stop and sit with my back against an old tree and type away, expressing whatever was on my mind at that very moment. Not being one to discard things unnecessarily, I probably have those old (ancient?) missives archived on some floppy, firmy, tape, or CD/DVD somewhere. <grin> Hard to convince myself that even if I did find and resuscitate them, it would be significantly illuminating. But then again…………………..
Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and, of course, plain garlic bulbs of every variety will be available for sampling and purchase, along with planting and braiding and cooking demonstrations.
For aspiring gardeners, garlic growers, garlic-lovers or those simply looking for a fun way to spend a Vermont end-of-summer day, the event promises something for everyone.
For the kids there will be face painting, inflatable fun jumps and other great children’s activities. Take time to wander around the spacious lawns sampling garlic delicacies and enjoy the festivities. Relax at the Beer and Wine Garden under the tent listening to live music both days.
Ticket prices are as follows:
$6.00 adult on line purchase (+ service fee)
$8.00 adult at gate
$2.00 child 12 and under on-line purchase (+ service fee)
$2.00 child 12 and under at gate
$10.00 adult two day pass on line purchase (+ service fee)
$12.00 adult two day pass at gate
Parking is FREE | Service Dogs Only